Which states are the most affected by pertussis (whooping cough)?

Updated: May 02, 2019
  • Author: Joseph J Bocka, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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For example, as listed by the CDC and the states’ health departments, the number of reported cases in Washington State (where a pertussis epidemic was declared), Minnesota, and Wisconsin in 2012 were as follows [16] :

  • Washington State - 2012: 3400 cases reported through Aug 4; 2011: 287 cases reported through Aug 4

  • Minnesota - 2012: 2039 cases reported as of Aug 2; 2011 (entire year): 661 cases reported

  • Wisconsin - 2012: 3496 confirmed or probable cases reported through July 31, 2012; 2011 (entire year): 1192 confirmed or probable cases reported


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